Quality Assurance Inspector (Aerospace Industry) (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 7 September 2017
Two great companies where every day was full of challenges completely different issues than the day before, my knowledge was increased every day by observing and follow up implementations done to the production and quality departments, I was able to supervise 15 employees, diversity was a strong factor to work with, increasing my management skills nothing I would say was hard at work and I enjoy every day doing things I like measuring, collecting data, analyzing data and providing solution to production to make the company more efficient and reducing lead times to become more competitive
Assembler (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 21 September 2016
I worked for this company for over 3 years. The people there were great to work with. They went out of their way to help you out. Management was good. They cared about their people. They were easy to work for.
2nd Chef (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 31 October 2015
A typical day began with full breakfast, sausages, bacon, eggs made fresh by order. We featured breakfast specials twice a week, sometimes eggs benedict, sometimes pancakes or waffles. Every day had two fresh made soups, one meat and one vegetarian. Two lunch entrees were made each day as well. All fresh products, all made from scratch.
Like any large industrial building, there were times of employee turnovers. Often large groups of people were let go, and later replaced. So the learning would be from each of these new groups of people as to any allergies or sensitivities that may not have existed in the former group.
Co-workers were wonderful! We operated with a kitchen of 6 people, and everyone worked together as a team. We all learned the various aspects of the cafeteria and kitchen so everyone was able to help each other to ensure all chores were completed.
There really wasn't anything hard about the job. It was all timing for the food prep and pre-prep for the following day when the product allowed for it.
The most enjoyable and exciting part of the job, was that we catered to many internal caterings within various departments in the company, and once they knew I baked, they would always order cakes or cupcakes from the cafeteria. This then added to cafeteria revenue. July 1st Canada Day, I had an order for 300 Canada Day cupcakes. These were made with both red and white velvet cake swirled together in the cupcake, and topped with red and white swirled buttercream with a white chocolate maple leaf. Two weeks later, one of the departments celebrated the completionmore... of an important project and ordered 300 blue and white cupcakes.less
Bureaucratic, poorly run, negative and toxic culture
Engineering (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 9 September 2015
ComDev is a well established ecosystem of old boys and their rigid thought patterns. It is inflexible to change and any sort of situation that demands adaptation. Suggestions and good ideas are often put forth only to yield the usual status quo. Many people complain about their jobs and how miserable they are there, but because they're pigeonholed in a specialized industry, they lack transferable skills to move on. In essence, it's a company where dreams go to die.
Incompetent managers, inflexible structure, poor morale, lack of professionalism
Design Integrity Technologist 3 (Current Employee) – Cambridge, Ont – 28 March 2015
Review and conduct materials testing to evaluate conformance of materials or processes to standards set by the industry. Fast paced environment with great teamwork displayed by both management and co-workers. Overall, a very enjoyable job.
Switch Test Technologist (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 22 October 2014
A typical day at work would be when you got in you would check which tests were ready. You'd start working on your projects individually until the morning meeting was called and we could see priorities. The rest of the day consisted of working to get all priorities done effectively.
I learned how to manage my time better, how to help get team goals complete, how to use equipment that I'd never seen before and work on military grade devices.
Management was good and ran a monthly meeting where people were given opportunities to facilitate projects for overall team improvements.
The hardest part of this job was moving up in your field or to another field.
The most enjoyable part of this job was the work environment and how helpful and friendly people were on my team.